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In forest science, we learned how important the sustainable management of natural resources is centuries ago. Empirical knowledge, openness to new things and humility in the face of nature can help other sectors, too.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schraml, Member of the Council

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schraml


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schraml

Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schraml

Ulrich Schraml is head of the Forest and Society Department at the Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg (FVA) in Freiburg, Germany. He previously held the Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy at the University of Freiburg. His research work focuses on areas such as property, recreation and health, sustainability management and practical conflict resolution in fields such as tourism, conservation areas, species conservation and hunting. Ulrich Schraml has been a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development since November 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Present  Head of the Forest and Society Department, Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg

Member of the German Council for Sustainable Development

up to 2014  Head of the Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg

2006  ‘Habilitation’ (post-doctoral qualification for entitlement to teach at a university) for the disciplines Forest and Environmental Policy with a dissertation on social change among private forest owners and forest policy instruments

1997  Obtained a doctorate at the Faculty of Forest Science, University of Freiburg, with a thesis on norms and behaviour of hunters

1989 – 1994  Forest science studies at in the University of Munich

Research and teaching

Forest ownership, recreational use of forests, species and biotope conservation, wild animal management

Forest policy instruments focusing on support, communal forest management, urban forestry and dealing with wild animals

Process consulting and conflict management in the fields of conservation area management, species conservation and sustainability management

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